Under the agreement, CFC Logistics will make two changes to its nuclear irradiator, which can be used to sterilize anything from meat to medical supplies. In return, petitioners Tom and Kelly Helt and Andrew Ford agreed to drop all legal action. Other petitioners who did not sign the agreement are pondering their next move.
The CFC irradiator received a Nuclear Regulatory Commission license last year. Like most of the 50 or so irradiators in the United States, the facility uses radioactive cobalt 60.